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The Original Florence Walk

Enjoy learning about Florence with our fabulous guides on this entertaining walking tour

from € 33.00

Discover how Florence’s 2000 years of tumultuous history changed the world forever. Experience the intrigue of the world’s most beloved art city on this Florence walking tour like no other! Led by one of ArtViva’s expert guides—passionate, professional locals with a gift for storytelling and eagerness to share their best tips and suggestions—hear all the fascinating historical episodes of Florence’s past while taking in the Duomo, Baptistery, Ponte Vecchio, and many more. Step into Florence’s ancient Roman, medieval, and Renaissance past to understand the city’s cultural impact on the world during this entertaining small-group tour guaranteed to exceed your expectations!

This classic entertaining tour is a must!

Explore the most famous sights of Florence’s ancient centre. Tread in the tantalising footsteps of over 2000 years of tumultuous history.  Find out who was buried alive near the Duomo. Why Michelangelo never forgave Leonardo Da Vinci. How the Bill Gates of Florence used famous artists to amaze everyone with their extravagance during the renaissance. Discover why Florence became one of the greatest art centres the world has ever seen. See fabulous masterpieces. Hear about astounding events that shocked the Florentines. Immerse yourself in history and listen to medieval stories with a three-hour stroll around Florence’s essential sights. If you only have time for one walk in Florence, this is it!

We see famous sculptures, frescoes and paintings in the Duomo, churches of Santa Trinita and Orsanmichele. We also see from outside; the Bapistery, Bell Tower, Gates of Paradise, Brunelleschi’s dome, Vasari’s corridor, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, medieval towers, renaissance palaces, famous shopping streets and other quintessential Florentine sights.

Highlights of the Original Florence Walk include:

  • A small-group (no more than 18 adults) led by a fully-licensed, specially-trained Artviva guide, famous for being knowledgeable and entertaining
  • Explore the highlights of the historical city center
  • Discover how Florence’s 2000 years of tumultuous history changed the world forever
  • See historic sculptures, frescoes and paintings in 3 famous churches - the Duomo, Santa Trinità and Orsanmichele
  • Hear fascinating stories about astounding events that shocked the Florentines
  • Traipse along famous shopping streets
  • Learn why Florence became one of the greatest art centres the world has ever seen
  • See the Baptistery, Bell Tower, Gates of Paradise, Brunelleschi's Dome, Vasari Corridor, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, Medieval towers and Renaissance palaces and more (from the outside only)
  • In English language, with audio sets provided when necessary

The finer details of the Original Florence Walk:

Meeting time and dates: 9.15am each Monday-Saturday throughout March-November (plus Sundays from April-October) 

Length: 3 hours 

Meeting point: Our office at Via Sassetti, 1 (2nd floor) in Florence's city center. See map below for details.

Minimum required to run tour: 4 adults.  Since this is a group walking tour, your reservation will be joined with others. If you would prefer your own guide, this tour is also available as a private Exclusive Original Florence Walk tour.

Maximum participants per group: 18 adults

Weather: Runs rains or shine

FOR LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS: call our office on +39 055 264 5033 (Mon-Sat 8am-6pm). The current time in Italy is 09:10 am. 

* On some occasions, the Duomo and other Churches may be closed for religious services, as is the case each Sunday when we see the Duomo only from the outside. You may then return to see the inside on your own after the Duomo re-opens at 1:30pm. Due to new security measures at the Duomo, all visitors must go through a metal detector for security check. Being a new system, there is only one entry and limited security personnel, as such the lines can be quite long. In case of very long lines your guide will do thir best and will talk to youabout what's in Duomo from the outside.

Sites Visited
  • Duomo
  • Church of Santa Trinita
  • Church of Orsan Michele
  • Baptistery (external)
  • Bell Tower (external)
  • Gates of Paradise
  • Brunelleschi's Dome (external)
  • Vasari Corridor (from the outside only)
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Palazzo Vecchio 
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Piazza delle Repubblica
  • Medieval towers and Renaissance palaces and more (from the outside only)
  • Museo Davanzati (from the outside only)
Included
  • A small-group 3 hour long tour (no more than 18 adults) led by a fully-licensed, specially-trained Artviva guide, famous for being knowledgeable and entertaining
  • Explore the highlights of the historical city center
  • Discover how Florence’s 2000 years of tumultuous history changed the world forever
  • See historic sculptures, frescoes and paintings in 3 famous churches - the Duomo*, Santa Trinità and Orsanmichele
  • Hear fascinating stories about astounding events that shocked the Florentines
  • Traipse along famous shopping streets
  • Learn why Florence became one of the greatest art centres the world has ever seen
Not included: Tips, drinks or snacks
Start Location: Florence
End Location: Florence
Dress Code: Comfortable shoes. Knees and shoulders must be covered for church entrance.
Important information

Because of new Italian security checks, lines can be extremely long, and in these cases the Duomo will be seen from the external only. The Duomo and other churches may also be closed for religious services, as is the case each Sunday.

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